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from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Sport or play such as is usual on or about the first of May; hence, frolic; jest.
  • n. One who takes part in the May-games or May-day sports; hence, a trifler; also, one who is an object of May-games or jests; a make-game.


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